News with Ed -- February 12, 2018
Budget slashes $3 trillion from Medicaid, Medicare and social programs
Critics of President Donald Trump’s new budget plan say he is pushing for local governments to privatize infrastructure projects. Other new measures are slated to increase profit revenues from tolls, airports and transportation projects, while cutting social programs. RT America’s Ed Schultz reports.
Massive blackout disrupts Puerto Rico’s struggling infrastructure
Puerto Rico is still recovering after Hurricane Maria devastated the island back in August, leaving at least 64 dead. Portions of the island were in the dark again after an explosion ravaged electrical infrastructure. RT America’s Manila Chan has the details.
Debate: Is the Trump administration’s new budget feasible?
How do the numbers add up in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget and what impact will cuts to basic social services have on the American people? RT America’s Ed Schultz is joined by former Florida Democratic Party chair Mitch Ceasar and conservative commentator Steve Malzberg to discuss this further.